New Labor Laws turn Employees into Robots and Robots into Employees

New Labor Laws turn Employees into Robots and Robots into Employees

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By: Lynn Jensen  

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KioskCalifornia legislators have been busy passing a rash of labor bills this year. The most significant is Senate Bill 3, signed into law on March 31, 2016, gradually increasing the statewide minimum wage until it reaches $15

Drought Challenged Farmers Collaborate to Sustain Local Groundwater Resources

Drought Challenged Farmers Collaborate to Sustain Local Groundwater Resources

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By: Lynn Jensen  

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Vector schematic representation of the water cycle in nature

Vector schematic representation of the water cycle in nature

A disappointing lack of rainfall from the much anticipated El Niño has further challenged Ventura County farmers who are being tested by an increasing number of circumstances beyond

Will 2016 be the Year that Voters Defy Career Politicians?

Will 2016 be the Year that Voters Defy Career Politicians?

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By: Lynn Jensen  

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VC votersNotwithstanding the state of presidential politics, our country is experiencing a whole new level of political dysfunction. While there has always been division within and between political parties on how to resolve the important issues of the

Kudos to Mike Powers, County CEO

Kudos to Mike Powers, County CEO

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By: Lynn Jensen  

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Michael Powers Ventura County CEO

County CEO Michael Powers has taken an important step forward in helping public citizens access our government process by publishing draft agendas eight days before Board of Supervisors meetings. Powers, who

Stop Sprawl with Sustainable Agriculture (SUSTAIN VC) being qualified for the November 2016 Ballot

Stop Sprawl with Sustainable Agriculture (SUSTAIN VC) being qualified for the November 2016 Ballot

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By: Lynn Jensen  

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Sustain VC Logo Square-01VC CoLAB is proud to support the SUSTAIN VC ballot initiative that is in the process of gathering signatures throughout Ventura County. The campaign needs more volunteers and donations to help us reach our goal of

VC CoLAB Fights the Good Fight at LAFCo

VC CoLAB Fights the Good Fight at LAFCo

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By: Lynn Jensen  

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VC CoLAB has been regularly monitoring, attending meetings, testifying and writing comment letters to Ventura County LAFCo (Local Agency Formation Commission) for over a year as they consider amending their policies with respect to agricultural mitigation.

Dr. Aubrey E. Sloan – 2015 BEEF Magazine Trailblazer Award

Dr. Aubrey E. Sloan – 2015 BEEF Magazine Trailblazer Award

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By: Lynn Jensen  

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CoLAB Ventura County is proud to announce that our very own President, Dr. Aubrey (Bud) Sloan, DVM, has received BEEF Magazine’s 2015 Trailblazer award for his accomplishments described in an article in the national publication written by

Food Processing: An Opportunity for Agriculture and the Ventura County Economy

Food Processing: An Opportunity for Agriculture and the Ventura County Economy

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By: Matt Guthrie  

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Food Processing in Ventura County was the featured topic at the 19th Annual Meeting of the Economic Development Collaborative of Ventura County (EDC-VC). The presentation revealed the extraordinary economic potential of expanded local food processing. In